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July 18, 2016

“Forced From Home” Will Tour New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

NEW YORK, JULY 18, 2016 The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will soon launch a public campaign and interactive exhibit to bring the reality of the global refugee crisis to the American public, the organization announced today.

July 12, 2016

On Thursday, July 7, six Afghan men were refused entry to the migrant camp in Grande-Synthe, France. Set up in March 2016, the camp was constructed to offer shelter to all refugees in need of safe lodging and basic services. The town council that manages the site in partnership with the French government and the camp manager, the French aid organization AFEJI, now say that men traveling alone will not be allowed access to the camp.

June 30, 2016

Amman, Jordan—About 60,000 people trying to flee Syria are trapped without aid in extremely harsh conditions near Jordan’s northeastern border, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for an immediate resumption of humanitarian assistance and international efforts to protect and relocate this population. [Editor's note: the number has since risen to 75,000].

June 16, 2016

MSF will No longer accept funds from EU member states and institutions.

June 02, 2016

BARCELONA/NEW YORK, JUNE 2, 2016 — An estimated 100,000 people are trapped in northern Syria’s Azaz district with battle lines approaching, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling on Turkey and Europe to open their borders.

May 26, 2016

ATHENS, GREECE/NEW YORK, MAY 26, 2016—As Greek authorities evict thousands of refugees from a camp in Idomeni, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the involuntary nature of the eviction, the lack of information provided to refugees and the restrictions on humanitarian assistance during this process.

MSF calls on the Greek authorities to ensure that adequate and continuous assistance is guaranteed during the movement of people and in their new locations.

May 06, 2016

In response to a statement by the Kenyan government that it intends to close its camps sheltering hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued the following statement from Liesbeth Aelbrecht, MSF head of mission in Kenya:

April 24, 2016

Valletta, Malta, April 24, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumed  search, rescue, and medical aid operations in the central Mediterranean Sea, conducting its first operation of 2016 this weekend.

On April 23, the MSF vessel Dignity 1 accepted a transfer of 308 rescued people (205 men, 80 women, 23 children), mainly Eritrean, from an Italian rescue boat. The Dignity 1 is now on its way to Sicily where the 308 people will disembark on Monday.

April 14, 2016

New York/RomeDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Rome have opened a rehabilitation center for survivors of torture and other forms of inhumane treatment. The center will offer medical, psychological, and socio-legal assistance to any migrant, refugee, or asylum seeker who was tortured or subjected to other forms of targeted violence, regardless of their place of origin or current legal status.

March 22, 2016

New York/Athens, March 22, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to suspend its activities linked to the Moria “hotspot” until further notice. Moria is the main camp on the island of Lesvos where all arrivals are identified, registered, and fingerprinted before being relocated or returned to their home countries. The decision follows the EU-Turkey deal announced Friday, which will lead to the forced return of migrants and asylum-seekers from the Greek Island.

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